The 2015 Mustang’s base 3.7-liter V6 loses 5 horsepower in its transition to the 2015 bodystyle. Now making a grand total of 300 horses, the V6 Mustang sits behind its rivals from Chevrolet and Dodge by 23 and 5 horses, respectively.
The good news is that for less than $1,600, you can move up to the Mustang’s new four-cylinder EcoBoost engine. The new turbocharged 2.3-liter produces a healthy 310 horsepower and 320 pound-feet of torque — 40 more pound-feet than the base V6. EcoBoost Mustangs equipped with the optional automatic transmission are also the lightest of the 2015 models.
The Mustang GT’s 5.0-liter V8, meanwhile, packs 435 horses under its hood, up 15 ponies over its 2014 counterpart. It also packs more horsepower than its rivals, the Chevrolet Camaro SS (down 9 horses) and Dodge Challenger R/T (down 60 horses). The engine also makes 400 pound-feet of torque, up 45 pound-feet from its 2014 predecessor.
Of course, Mustang news is nowhere near over, as just the other day, spy shooters caught the company’s engineers testing the Shelby GT350 at the Nürburgring. Stay tuned for more on that model. Scratch that, here’s the information about the 2016 Mustang Shelby GT350.
|MODEL||2015 MUSTANG||2014 MUSTANG||+/- 2015 MUSTANG|
|3.7L V6 HORSEPOWER:||300||305||-5|
|3.7L V6 TORQUE (LB-FT):||280||280||0|
|2.3 TURBO ECOBOOST HORSEPOWER:||310||N/A||N/A|
|2.3 TURBO ECOBOOST TORQUE (LB-FT):||320||N/A||N/A|
|5.0L V8 HORSEPOWER:||435||420||+15|
|5.0L V8 TORQUE (LB-FT):||400||390||+10|